Graduate Studies Consultants

Beth

Master of Arts, Professional Writing

Beth has been working at the University Writing Center since 2009. Though an English teacher by training, her love of the logic of science, her predilection for concision, and her ability to work with dense technical writing have contributed to her working predominately with students writing in the sciences and/or in graduate school. When she is not working, she spends time with her cat, Darcy.


Cecilia

Ph.D., English Langauge & Literature

Cecilia has been teaching college-level writing and literature classes since 1988 at UofM and EMU. In 2000, she left teaching to start a family, launch a writing consultation service, and become a beekeeper. When her daughter was four years old, Cecilia returned to teaching at EMU where she now works jointly for the University Writing Center and the School of Nursing. She also teaches beekeeping at MSU’s Novi campus, runs approximately 100 hives of honey bees in Northfield Township and at The Farm at St. Joe’s Hospital, and sells many types of honey bee products at local farmers markets and festivals.


Kaia

Ph.D., Educational Studies program
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts, English Secondary Education

Kaia is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Studies at EMU and is writing her dissertation on the topic of writing pedagogy in secondary schools. She attended EMU for her BA and McMaster University in Canada for her MA. Kaia has worked as a consultant for the UWC for a few years and a teacher of written composition at a community college, and she loves talking with and learning from all kinds of writers. She is also interested in equitable education and educational technology. While much of Kaia’s life revolves around writing and teaching, she also enjoys creating art, cooking and baking, caring for houseplants, and spending time with her cat.


Laura

Master of Arts, Literature
Master of Arts Certificate, Teaching of Writing

In addition to consulting with the UWC, Laura is a part-time lecturer in the First-Year Writing Program (WRTG 120 and WRTG 121) and in Nursing (NURS 300W). She began her career teaching English and history at the high-school level, moving to EMU in 2015 as a graduate assistant in Literature, the First-Year Writing Program (FYWP), and the University Writing Center (UWC). After graduation, she continued as a part-time lecturer in First-Year Writing and a consultant with the UWC. In 2019, she became an associate director of the FYWP. Laura's focus in the UWC is on working with graduate students, faculty, and nursing students. Her close work with faculty and graduate students has led to numerous publications and co-authorship of an article currently in press.

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